Tuesday, December 30, 2014

Home and doing well

Thanks everyone...I am home now and feeling pretty good, just a little sore. The sedation worked well. The only trouble they had was accessing my vein for the IV...It was very cold out early this morning and I could not drink anything, so I think that was why. I got a bit queasy from all the pokes and blood etc...But it passed as soon as they wheeled me down the corridor and I cooled off. Oh and then I had the worst back spasms as soon as I got into the OR...Its been awhile since I had back pain that bad...I was glad the sedation worked as it helped with that too!
Well, its been a long day...I have a couple more stops to make on the web and then a nice nap awaiting me.
Thanks for your prayers, my friends...Love you all~Lisa

Monday, December 29, 2014

It's Almost Over!

It's been quite the year!
Well, I had my last Herceptin infusion today and in the morning (Tuesday) I will be getting my port removed! 
I am both excited and a bit nervous about this...When I got the port placed I had a rough time of it because I was totally conscious and aware of everything happening because the medicine that makes you sort of loopy did not work on me because I had a problem with the IV...So I am nervous about that now.
  I tried to post today while I was at the doctor getting the infusion, but the ladies in there were very friendly and chatty today so I did not get any further than to start up my laptop...Poor Jeff, he just stuck his nose in a magazine and tuned us all out!  
I gave and received a lot of hugs there today...I gave them a card and told them how much I will miss them...but I will NOT miss getting that infusion!   I would sure welcome your prayers for tomorrow, my dear friends...Let's hope I am in la-la-land and won't remember anything that they do to me this time!   ~God bless drugs ~ (when they work properly)  
Love you all~ God bless~ And if I don't get the chance to tell you.... 
 ~HAPPY NEW YEAR!~  

Sunday, December 21, 2014

Monday, December 8, 2014

A little girl needs prayer


*Update*

The mass is not malignant...Jeff had that part wrong, but nonetheless it is very dangerous.
The good news is that the radiation has worked and the mass stopped growing. (The fear was it getting up to her brain stem).
The bad news is that the mass and the radiation and surgeries caused her to develop three kinds of scoliosis, all of which has reconfigured her spine so badly that she will be wheelchair bound; and there's nothing they can do.
My prayer for her now is that the Lord will help her to develop a strong faith and character to overcome this and live her life fully in-spite of the challenges she may face growing up with this. 


Jeff just called from work to tell me about a co-worker's daughter.
her name is Samantha and she has been dealing with a malignant tumor in her spine for a while now. She was doing okay, but now they are having some serious issues with the tumor causing severe scoliosis and she will end up in a wheelchair. If the surgeons remove the tumor she will be paralyzed.
Sam is only 14, and her parents had hoped that they could continue to treat with radiation to give her more time before the tumor interfered with her mobility...at least until she finished high school.
Jeff and I are asking you to join us in praying for a miracle for this young girl...God can do what the doctors can't...He can take the tumor away without causing any paralysis.
This family really needs a Christmas miracle this year!

~Dear Heavenly Father, We lift Sam up to you right now...We ask for you to touch her body and heal her as only you can do. We ask that you would perform this miracle and it would become a testimony of your love and healing power for Sam and her family.
In Jesus we ask. ~Amen~

Friday, December 5, 2014

Good news!

My MRI report shows stability. I asked my oncologist if it really was a stroke that caused the lesion and he said "NO"...the lesion is a normal part of aging and no further scans are needed...Whew!

I have only one more Herceptin infusion and then my port removal surgery...Dr. H got everything scheduled so that it will all be done by the end of this month...He also said that since I had the good kind of cancer, (There's a good cancer?Well, I supposed compared to other less good kinds ...I was fortunate to have the kind that I had) he did not need to see me again for six months then he hugged me and said Merry Christmas!

What a great way to wrap up this year of grace...As of January 2015...I will no longer be in cancer treatment! The Lord kept his promise to carry me through it with extra grace for one year.
....(my year of grace).


More good news today is that I had finally heard an update on my friend (and many of yours as well) Denise Oldham. Denise suffered a heart attack last month and the last thing I heard was that she was in the hospital and not staying awake after surgery...I now understand that she is recovering.
Praise the Lord for answering our prayers and for bringing Denise through her own tough battle. though it is not over yet...so we need to continue to lift her and her husband Eddie up in prayer.

Well, it is getting late and its been a long day so I'll wrap this up for now.

~BLESSINGS & LOVE~
and remember, we are...

~NEVER FORSAKEN~

So do not fear,  for I am with you;      do not be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen  you and help  you;      I will uphold ...